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Rep. Karen Bass and Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Assist With Transition In Child Welfare Funding
May 15, 2019
  WASHINGTON –  Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, along with colleagues in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, ... read more »
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Reintroduces Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act
May 15, 2019
Washington, DC – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) reintroduced the Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act. In recent years, mass shootings have prompted many companies to sever ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA). ... read more »
Congressmember Bobby Scott and other Members Reintroduce Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to Protect Pregnant Workers From Workplace Discrimination
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), John Katko (R-NY), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters Leads Delegation to Haiti; Finds Both Inspiration and Evidence of Violence
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON –Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) led a delegation to Haiti, which included actor, director and activist Danny Glover; journalist Margaret Prescod of Sojourner Truth Radio in Los Angeles; ... read more »
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Introduces Bill to Require Federal Agencies to Report on Advertising with Minority and Women-owned Media
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During National Small Business Week, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) t introduced a bill that requires federal agencies to include in their annual budget justifications the amount they spent on advertising contracts with small disadvantaged businesses and businesses owned by women and minorities in the previous fiscal year, ... read more »
ALERT: More Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest
May 14, 2019
If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. ... read more »
Alabama Senate Passes Near-Total Ban on Abortion
May 14, 2019
Courtesy photo MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation’s most stringent abortion law to the state’s Republican governor. ... read more »
WATCH: Kamala Harris: We are Seeing a Breakdown of Responsibilities
May 13, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) talks to CNN’s Jake Tapper about whether she believes the United States is experiencing a constitutional crisis. ... read more / watch video »
Black Women in California Say Democratic Party Takes Their Vote and Voice for Granted
May 10, 2019
They plan to share those grievances with fellow Democrats and officials of the party at the state CPD annual convention May 29 - June 2 in San Francisco. Activists have also organized a number of other events, including a rally and march on the State Capitol on June 22 to speak about some of their concerns and celebrate Black womanhood as they consolidate their political presence and power in the state. ... read more »
Kamala Harris to Hold First Campaign Organizing Event in Los Angeles
May 9, 2019
Senator Kamala Harris will campaign in California this month, holding her first campaign organizing event in Los Angeles on May 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Los Angeles Southwest College (1600 W. ... read more »
South L.A. Celebrates Barack Obama Boulevard
May 9, 2019
Thousands of people converged on South Los Angeles to witness the renaming of Rodeo Road to President Barack Obama Boulevard. The daylong street festival, highlighted with music, ... read more »
Our Democracy is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now
May 9, 2019
Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. ... read more »
WATCH: Congressmember James Clyburn: Founding Fathers Laid Out When To Consider Impeachment
May 8, 2019
Donald Trump is reportedly believed to be making efforts to block House Democrats seeking access to his tax returns, as an attorney for the president states he has the right to keep them private. ... read more / watch video »
CNN to Make Documentary on Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
May 8, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday that “Gideon’s Army” director Dawn Porter is helming the project. ... read more »
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